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					 1   Psychology
 2   MASTER OF ARTS
 3
 4   Program Description
 5          The Master of Arts in Psychology program is a 42-43 semester hour program designed to
 6   develop mastery of the scientific principles and methods of psychology and their application.
 7   Students may elect to take a Clinical Psychology Track or a General Psychology Track. All
 8   students are required to take a sequence of core curriculum coursework that emphasizes major
 9   academic areas within the discipline of psychology. In addition, students take specialized
10   coursework to either prepare them for the professional application of psychological principles
11   (Clinical Psychology Track) or to conduct psychological research (General Psychology Track).
12   Upon admission, each student will be assigned a faculty advisor who will assist the student with
13   academic decisions during the course of the degree program. Upon admission, During their first
14   semester in the program each students will also meet with the Graduate Academic Advisor to
15   develop a degree plan. , and will then be assigned a faculty advisor who will assist with
16   academic decisions during the course of the degree program.
17
18   Student Learning Outcomes
19       Graduates of the MA in Psychology program (both Clinical and General Psychology
20         Track) will demonstrate knowledge of developmental, empirical, physiological and social
21         psychology principals.
22
23         Graduates of the Clinical Track will demonstrate mastery of the basic principles of
24          clinical assessment and their therapeutic application as well as the ethical use of these
25          principles.
26
27         Graduates of the General Psychology Track (and Clinical Track Thesis participants) will
28          be able to conduct independent research of psychological phenomenon as evidenced by
29          the results of experiments and projects and successful completion and defense of their
30          thesis in accordance with departmental guidelines.
31
32   Clinical and General Psychology Track Options
33           The primary education and training mission of the master’s program is to provide a
34   program of study with an applied clinical emphasis to prepare students for the practice of
35   psychology or counseling at the master’s level of licensure.
36           Students who elect the Clinical Track Option will complete the required core
37   curriculum, specialized clinical preparation courses, and will receive supervised clinical
38   practicum experience as part of their training. Upon completion of the program, Clinical Track
39   graduates will meet the necessary qualifications to take the Texas State Board of Examiners of
40   Psychologists examination for certification as a Licensed Psychological Associate. With
41   additional coursework and experience, graduates may elect to take the Licensed Professional
42   Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)
43   examinations. Following licensure, graduates typically work under the supervision of a licensed
44   psychologist, or as independent practitioners in a variety of public agency and private settings.
45           Students who complete the Clinical Track may also elect to do an empirical master’s
46   thesis in addition to their required clinical coursework. This option may be best suited to those
47   students who wish to pursue advanced clinical training at the doctoral level. In general, students

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48   who complete the Clinical Track with a thesis option can expect to take longer to complete the
49   required program of coursework.
50          The purpose of the General Psychology Track is to provide a program of study with a
51   research emphasis. In addition to the required course work, students will conduct an empirical
52   master’s thesis under the direction and supervision of the student’s thesis committee. Graduates
53   who complete the General Psychology Track typically pursue research-oriented doctoral
54   programs or employment in various non-clinical positions within private industry. The General
55   Psychology Track option does not include supervised clinical experience and thus does not
56   prepare the student for any form of clinical licensure.
57
58   Admission Requirements
59     In addition to the university admission requirements outlined for all graduate programs, the
60   MA in Psychology program requires:
61      A bachelor’s degree in psychology, or a bachelor’s degree with 15 semester hours of
62         undergraduate coursework in psychology for unconditional admission. This foundational
63         undergraduate coursework must include general psychology, statistics, experimental
64         psychology, and six hours of upper division psychology electives. [Students may be
65         conditionally accepted into the program contingent upon completion of the required
66         undergraduate courses. Applicants must receive a grade of “B” or better in each of the
67         specified courses.]
68      A cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) of no less than 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
69      Graduate Record Exam (G.R.E.) scores taken within the last five years from the
70         application date.
71      Two letters of evaluation from individuals such as professors and employers who can
72         attest to the applicant’s potential for success in a graduate program of study. Letters of
73         evaluation should specifically address the applicant’s potential for a successful career and
74         motivation for graduate study.
75      A personal essay. Applicants must submit a 500-1000 word essay describing personal
76         and professional reasons for pursuing graduate study in psychology at Texas A&M
77         University – Corpus Christi. This statement should include information regarding work
78         experience, educational goals, professional goals, languages spoken and any other
79         material relevant to admission decisions.
80
81       Provide a complete copy of all application materials submitted to the Office of Graduate
82   Studies & Research and to the Psychology Department for full consideration by the March 15th
83   for Fall admission and October 15th for Spring deadlines.
84
85   Office of Gradate Studies & Research                Department of Psychology
86   Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi                 Attn: Psychology Administrative Assistant
87   6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5843                         Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
88   Corpus Christi, TX 78412                            6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5827
89                                                       Corpus Christi, TX 78412
90
91
92
93   Deadlines for Applications
94           The Psychology admissions committee will review applications for both the fall and
95   spring semesters. However, please note that the program is designed in a manner that supports
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 96   fall admissions. As a result, space is more limited for those attempting to enter the program in
 97   the spring and spring admission may result in a longer course of study, depending on the
 98   availability of specific coursework.
 99           For full consideration, completed applications must be received by the psychology
100   department by the following deadlines:
101                   For fall admission, all materials must be received by March 15th.
102                   For spring admission, all materials must be received by October 15th.
103   The Psychology Department may elect to review late applications on a case by case basis,
104   providing there is space available in the program.
105
106   Admission to the Program
107           Upon receipt of all admission materials, the Psychology Masters of Arts Degree
108   Admissions Committee will meet to review the application materials. Only complete applications
109   are evaluated. The Psychology admissions committee will review applications for both the fall
110   and spring semesters. However, please note that the program is designed in a manner that
111   supports fall admissions. As a result, space is more limited for those attempting to enter the
112   program in the spring and spring admission may result in a longer course of study, depending on
113   the availability of specific coursework. Only complete applications are evaluated. The committee
114   may choose to unconditionally admit, conditionally admit, or deny admission, based on the
115   information contained in the application admission materials.
116
117           For unconditional admission, applicants must be a graduate of a regionally accredited
118   university or, if an international student, have the equivalent of an U.S. accredited degree as
119   determined by the Dean of Graduate Studies. Applicants must have completed 15 hours of
120   undergraduate psychology and possess an overall grade point average (G.P.A.) of no less than
121   3.0 on a 4-point scale.
122           Applicants admitted into the program must meet with the Graduate Academic Advisor to
123   develop an initial degree plan. The degree plan indicates whether foundational coursework is
124   required and outlines the prescribed graduate coursework, examinations, and other requirements
125   needed to complete the MA in Psychology degree.
126
127   Conditional Admission
128           Applicants with less than a 3.0 G.P.A. may be unconditionally admitted to the program if
129   the graduate admissions committee determines that the student’s G.R.E. combined verbal and
130   quantitative scores and other application materials compensate for the deficient G.P.A.
131           Applicants admitted into the program must meet with the Graduate Academic Advisor to
132   develop an initial degree plan. The degree plan indicates whether foundational coursework is
133   required and outlines the prescribed graduate coursework, examinations, and other requirements
134   needed to complete the MA in Psychology degree.
135
136   Degree Requirements
137           There are two degree tracks for the MA program in Psychology: 1. Clinical Psychology
138   Track (43 semester hours/non-thesis) and 2. General Psychology Track (42 semester
139   hours/thesis required). The tracks share core coursework designed to provide foundational
140   coursework in psychology upon which to build more specialized clinical training and research
141   related educational experiences.



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142           1. Clinical Psychology Track (non-thesis): The primary education and training mission
143   of the Clinical Track is to provide a program of study with an applied clinical emphasis to
144   prepare students for the practice of psychology or counseling at the masters level of licensure.
145   Students will complete the required core curriculum, specialized clinical preparation courses, and
146   will receive supervised clinical practicum experience as part of their training. Upon completion
147   of the program, Clinical Track graduates will meet the necessary qualifications to take the Texas
148   State Board of Examiners of Psychologists examination for certification as a Licensed
149   Psychological Associate. With additional coursework and experience, graduates may elect to
150   take the Licensed Professional Counselor, or Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)
151   examinations. Following licensure, graduates typically work under the supervision of a licensed
152   psychologist, or as independent practitioners in a variety of public agency and private settings.
153           Students who complete the Clinical Track may also elect to complete a thesis option in
154   addition to their required coursework. This option may be best suited to those students who wish
155   to pursue advanced clinical training at the doctoral level. In general, students who complete the
156   Clinical Track with a thesis option can expect to take longer to complete the required program of
157   coursework.
158           2. General Psychology Track (thesis required): The purpose of the General Psychology
159   Track is to provide a program of study with a research emphasis. In addition to the required
160   course work, students will conduct an empirical master’s thesis under the direction and
161   supervision of the student’s thesis committee. Graduates who complete the General Psychology
162   Track typically pursue research-oriented doctoral programs or employment in various non-
163   clinical positions within private industry. The General Psychology Track option does not include
164   supervised clinical experience and thus does not prepare the student for any form of clinical
165   licensure.
166
167   Course Requirements (42-43 semester hours)
168
169   Prefix and Number Required Core Courses (15 credit hours/Clinical and General Track)
170
171   PSYC 5301             Measurement and Statistics
172   PSYC 5302             Research Methods
173   PSYC 5321             Advanced Physiological Psychology
174   PSYC 5323             Advanced Social Psychology
175   PSYC 5324             Advanced Developmental Psychology
176
177   Clinical Track        Required Courses (28 semester hours)
178
179   PSYC 5322             Advanced Personality Theories
180   PSYC 5341             Advanced Abnormal Psychology
181   PSYC 5443             Intellectual Assessment
182   PSYC 5344             Personality Assessment
183   PSYC 5350             Introduction to Psychotherapy
184   PSYC 5398             Practicum (6 credit hours/two semesters)
185                         Electives (6 credit hours/advisor approval)
186
187   Recommended/Required Course Sequence for the Clinical Track:
188    The five core courses (15 credit hours) must be taken within the first 24 hours of graduate
189      study.
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190      PSYC 5322 Advanced Personality Theories should be taken before PSYC 5341 Advanced
191       Abnormal Psychology.
192      PSYC 5341 Advanced Abnormal Psychology should be taken before or concurrent with
193       PSYC 5350 Introduction to Psychotherapy
194      PSYC 5443 Intellectual Assessment and PSYC 5344 Personality Assessment should be taken
195       before or concurrent with PSYC 5398 Clinical Practicum.
196      PSYC 5350 Introduction to Psychotherapy should be taken before or concurrent with PSYC
197       5398 Clinical Practicum and toward the end of the student's program.
198
199   General Psychology Track              Required Courses (27 credit hours)
200   PSYC 5325                             Advanced Cognitive Psychology
201   PSYC 5341                             Advanced Abnormal Psychology or
202   PSYC 5322                             Personality Theories
203   PSYC 5390                             Thesis (6 credit hours/3 credit hours taken during the
204                                         development of the thesis proposal)
205                                         Electives (15 credit hours as approved by the student’s
206                                         faculty advisor)
207
208
209   Degree Requirements
210
211   Course Requirements (42-43 semester hours)
212
213   CORE COURSES (15 semester hours)
214        The 5 core courses (see below) must be taken within the first 24 hours of graduate study.
215        PSYC 5301 Research Methods I (Fall Semester)
216                      (prerequisites: PSYC 1342 and PSYC 3411 or permission of instructor)
217        PSYC 5302 Research Methods II (Spring Semester)
218                      (prerequisite: PSYC 5301)
219        PSYC 5321 Advanced Physiological Psychology
220        PSYC 5323 Advanced Social Psychology
221        PSYC 5324 Advanced Developmental Psychology
222
223   CLINICAL TRACK OPTION (Core Curriculum + 28 semester hours)
224          In addition to the core courses, students choosing the clinical track option shall take the
225   following:
226          SPECIALIZED PREPARATION (16 semester hours)
227                  PSYC 5322 Advanced Personality Theories
228                  PSYC 5341 Advanced Abnormal Psychology
229                  PSYC 5443 Intellectual Assessment
230                  PSYC 5344 Personality Assessment
231                  PSYC 5350 Introduction to Psychotherapy
232
233          SUPPORTING COURSE WORK/ELECTIVES (6 semester hours, approved by the
234   student’s faculty advisor)
235
236          PRACTICUM (6 semester hours)
237               PSYC 5398 Clinical Practicum
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238
239   Recommended/Required Course Sequence for the Clinical Track:
240        1.    PSYC 5322 Advanced Personality Theories should be taken before PSYC 5341
241              Advanced Abnormal Psychology.
242        2.    PSYC 5341 Advanced Abnormal Psychology should be taken before or
243              concurrent with PSYC 5350 Introduction to Psychotherapy
244        3.    PSYC 5443 Intellectual Assessment and PSYC 5344 Personality Assessment
245              should be taken before or concurrent with PSYC 5398 Clinical Practicum.
246        4.    PSYC 5350 Introduction to Psychotherapy should be taken before or concurrent
247              with PSYC 5398 Clinical Practicum and toward the end of the student's program.
248
249   GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY TRACK (CORE CURRICULUM + 27 SEMESTER HOURS)
250        Additional Required Courses:
251        PSYC 5325 Advanced Cognitive Psychology
252        PSYC 5341 Advanced Abnormal Psychology or 5322 Personality Theories
253        PSYC ELECTIVES (15 hours)
254               Seminars, PSYC 5395 Individual Study (9 hours), and other electives approved
255               by the student’s faculty advisor (6 hours).
256        PSYC 5390 Thesis (6 semester hours)
257        Note: 3 hours of thesis credit should be taken during the development of the thesis
258        proposal.
259
260
261
262   Additional Requirements
263
264            Written Comprehensive Examination
265            Each student admitted to the program is required to pass a written comprehensive
266   examination covering material presented in three of the five core curriculum courses
267   (Developmental, Physiological, and Social). The Written Comprehensive Examination will be
268   offered once a year during the spring semester, and should be taken at the end of the first year
269   when the student has completed or is registered for and is in the process of completing all core
270   curriculum coursework. The written comprehensive examination must be completed within the
271   first 24 hours of graduate study, and successful completion is a prerequisite for enrolling in
272   practicum training. Students who fail the examination (failing one or more sections of exam with
273   a score of less than 3 on a 5-point scale) will be allowed to retake the examination in its entirety
274   twice. At the discretion of the department, retakes of the comprehensive examination will be
275   offered during the fall semester. Three failures of the comprehensive exam will result in
276   termination from the program. Details about the grading procedure are available from the
277   Psychology Graduate Program Coordinator.
278
279           Practicum
280           Students who complete the Clinical Track will participate in two practicum placements as
281   part of their clinical training. In order to register for practicum, a student must successfully pass
282   the written comprehensive examination. Students must apply for practicum the semester before
283   they intend to register for it. The Practicum Supervisor will Faculty responsible for the practicum
284   will arrange for assignment of the student to a practicum training facility during those semesters

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285   the student registers for practicum. The practicum faculty member and will have overall
286   responsibility for supervising and evaluating the student's performance.
287
288           General Psychology Track/Thesis
289           Students electing the General Psychology Track, or Clinical Psychology Track students
290   who elect to complete a thesis in addition to their clinical coursework, are encouraged to begin
291   thesis work as soon as possible after being admitted to the program. In consultation with their
292   assigned advisor, the student will select a thesis committee consisting of a chair (primary thesis
293   advisor) and two additional university faculty. The chair and one of the members must be full
294   time graduate faculty members within the psychology department. The student is expected to
295   work closely with the committee chair when selecting appropriate course work and designing
296   and executing the thesis research project (See coursework requirements for the General
297   Psychology Track). In lieu of specialized and supporting clinical course work, the student
298   should take courses related to the implementation of his/her thesis research including Directed
299   Individual Study credits, and psychology or other graduate courses that are relevant to the thesis
300   topic.
301           In consultation with the thesis committee, the student will develop a thesis research
302   proposal. Once the proposal is approved by the chair of the thesis committee, a proposal defense
303   meeting will be scheduled. The student should distribute copies of the proposal to the committee
304   members at least one week prior to the time of the proposal defense meeting. Upon successful
305   completion of the thesis proposal meeting, the student will obtain permission (if applicable) of
306   the institutional review board (IRB) to begin collecting data. When permission is granted, the
307   student will collect data and complete the final thesis manuscript. Once the manuscript is
308   complete, a final thesis defense meeting will be scheduled. The chair of the thesis committee is
309   responsible for scheduling and administering the thesis proposal and final oral defense. The final
310   thesis defense is graded “pass” or “fail.” The student may retake the final oral examination once,
311   with a second failure resulting in termination from the program. When the final version of the
312   thesis is completed and all committee members have "signed off" (approved the document), the
313   student is required to submit three bound copies (with original signatures) of the completed
314   thesis to the Graduate Coordinator at least two weeks prior to the date of graduation.
315
316   Exit Requirement for General Psychology Track and/or Students Completing a Thesis
317           A final oral thesis defense will be required of all students completing the General
318   Psychology Track and/or a thesis. Upon successful completion of the thesis defense, the student
319   will submit three bound copies of the completed thesis, including thesis committee signatures, to
320   Psychology Graduate Coordinator.
321
322   Exit Requirement for Clinical Track
323           For clinical track students, an oral examination will be given toward the end of the
324   program over a therapy and testing case conducted during their practicum placement. Students
325   are required to prepare a comprehensive written analysis of the case which will be presented
326   during the oral examination with the faculty. Development of this presentation will be under the
327   direction of the practicum faculty supervisor and the final draft of the paper must be approved
328   before the oral exam. The practicum faculty supervisor is responsible for scheduling and
329   administering the oral examination. The oral examination is graded as “very satisfactory”,
330   “satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory.” “pass” or “fail.” If deficiencies are identified during the exam,
331   additional requirements may be added for successful completion of this requirement and may
332   include, but are not limited to: repeating the examination, resubmission of written examination
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333   materials, or repeating a practicum placement. The student may retake the oral examination
334   once, with a second failure resulting in termination from the program.
335
336   Grade-Point Average
337           A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (“B”) on a 4 point scale in all graduate-level work
338   taken at this university is required for graduation. In addition, a minimum grade-point average
339   of 3.0 (“B”) is required in all psychology courses (PSYC prefix) taken at the graduate level. No
340   grade of less than “C” and no more than two “C’s” earned at this university will be accepted as
341   credit for any master’s program (please see graduate academic and degree requirements in the
342   graduate catalog). Students receiving more than two grades of “C” in their coursework will be
343   terminated from the program.
344
345
346   Registration Restrictions
347            Students who have not been accepted into the MA Psychology program (Non Degree
348   Students or students enrolled in other programs) may enroll in PSYC 5301, PSYC 5302, PSYC
349   5321, PSYC 5322, PSYC 5323, or PSYC 5324. Students who enroll in these courses must
350   satisfy the course prerequisites (see course descriptions). Permission of the instructor is required
351   for enrollment in any other graduate course in Psychology.
352
353   For Additional Information
354         Website:             http://psychology.tamucc.edu
355         Physical address:    Bay Hall Room 308; phone: (361) 825-6040
356         Mailing address:     Department of Psychology, Mailstop 5827, College of Liberal
357                              Arts, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Drive,
358                              Corpus Christi, Texas 78412- 5827
359         E-mail:              sharon.holman@mail.tamucc.edu
360
361
362   GRADUATE COURSES
363
364   PSYC 5301. * 3 sem. hrs.
365   RESEARCH METHODS I MEASUREMENT AND STATISTICS
366   The purpose and design of this course is to cover the research methodology and statistics used in
367   performing psychological measurement and experimentation experiments. The course is also
368   designed to take students from generation of a research topic through design, data collection,
369   statistical analysis, data interpretation, and the final write-up of a research report.
370
371   PSYC 5302. * 3 sem. hrs.
372   RESEARCH METHODS II
373   This course is designed as a follow-up to PSYC 5301. It This course will introduce students both
374   to the theory and practice of selected qualitative methods and multivariate quantitative methods
375   used in psychological research. The knowledge of experimental design including issues of
376   reliability and validity from PSYC 5301 will be assumed. Practice of qualitative methods will
377   focus on discourse and narrative analysis while topics in multivariate statistics encompass
378   correlation and multiple regression, multivariate analysis of variance and covariance, and factor
379   analysis. Uses of both univariate and multivariate statistics in quantitative research will be
380   discussed.
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381
382   PSYC 5321.* 3 sem. hrs.
383   ADVANCED PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
384   The study of the anatomy and physiology of the human nervous system including neural
385   transmission, motor systems, speech and higher cortical functions with special emphasis on the
386   physiological changes associated with pathological conditions and their impact on human
387   behavior.
388
389   PSYC 5322. 3 sem. hrs.
390   ADVANCED PERSONALITY THEORIES
391   A survey of the major approaches to the study of personality. Psychoanalytic, trait, behavioral
392   and humanistic paradigms will be studied with respect to theory, research, and therapeutic
393   application.
394
395   PSYC 5323.* 3 sem. hrs.
396   ADVANCED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
397   A survey of social psychological theory and research. Topics include attitudes, cognition,
398   interpersonal relationships, social influence, prejudice, and group behavior.
399
400   PSYC 5324.* 3 sem. hrs.
401   ADVANCED DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
402   A review of research and theories on normal physical, cognitive, emotional, and social
403   development from infancy to adolescence.
404
405   PSYC 5325. 3 sem. hrs.
406   ADVANCED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
407   The study of mental processes and activities used in perceiving, remembering, thinking and
408   understanding. Topics include perception, attention, memory, language, problem solving and
409   decision making with emphasis on the application of these topics to clinical populations and
410   diagnosis.
411
412   PSYC 5341. 3 sem. hrs.
413   ADVANCED ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
414   Theories, processes and issues related to the development, evaluation, and classification of
415   deviant behaviors.
416
417   PSYC 5344. 3 sem. hrs.
418   PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT
419   Personality assessment and interpretation using standard instruments such as MMPI, CPI, TAT,
420   and Rorschach.
421
422   PSYC 5345. 3 sem. hrs.
423   FAMILY THEORY, PRACTICE AND THERAPY
424   Provides an introductory survey of the major theories and theorists in the area of the
425   psychological formulation of family theory. This course will cover various theories of family
426   therapy as well as assessment of family dynamics, and the implications for the application of
427   family theory in practice. A review of the research done in the area and the applicability of the
428   research findings in practice.
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429
430   PSYC 5348. 3 sem. hrs.
431   PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUES
432   An in-depth study of projective techniques for personality assessment. The main instrument
433   studied is the Rorschach Inkblot Test using the Beck system. Also covered are the Thematic
434   Apperception Test (TAT), House-Tree-Person Projective Technique, and Draw-a-Person
435   Techniques.
436
437   PSYC 5350. 3 sem. hrs.
438   INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOTHERAPY
439   The study of professional ethics and individual psychotherapy techniques.
440
441   PSYC 5351. 3 sem. hrs.
442   CHILD PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
443   The course will take a developmental approach in explaining child psychopathology. The course
444   will include a consideration of diagnostic, epidemiological, developmental, and
445   psychophysiological determinants of behavior. Prerequisites: PSYC 5324 and PSYC 5341 or
446   permission of instructor.
447
448   PSYC 5355. 3 sem. hrs.
449   GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY
450   This course is designed to introduce the graduate student to the theoretical and applied issues
451   related to the practice of group psychotherapy. Examines a variety of therapeutic groups as well
452   as the issues related to the practice of group psychotherapy with special populations.
453   Prerequisites: PSYC 5350 or permission of the instructor.
454
455   PSYC 5360. 3 sem. hrs.
456   SEMINAR IN PSYCHOLOGY
457   In-depth study of various topics within psychology such as those related to history, clinical,
458   social, experimental and business and industrial. May be repeated when topics vary.
459   This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of research in cultural
460   psychology. In addition, the course focuses on how the study of cultural differences relates to the
461   practice of clinical psychology.
462
463
464   PSYC 5390. 3 sem. hrs.
465   THESIS
466   Independent research under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated to a total of six
467   semester hours. (This course is graded "credit" or "no credit.") By permission only.
468
469   PSYC 5396. 3 sem. hrs.
470   INDIVIDUAL STUDY
471   Individual study, reading or research with faculty direction and evaluation. Offered on
472   application to and approval of the program coordinator. No more than 6 hours will be counted
473   towards the degree.
474
475   PSYC 5398. 3 sem. hrs.
476   CLINICAL PRACTICUM
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477   Supervised experience in a placement such as a community mental health/mental retardation
478   agency. May be repeated. (Limited to degree students in the Psychology program or graduates of
479   the psychology program working on the LSSP [Licensed Specialist in School Psychology]). This
480   course is graded "credit" or "no credit." Liability insurance required. Enrollment is dependent on
481   the number of suitable practicum sites available.
482
483   PSYC 5443. 4 sem. hrs.
484   INTELLECTUAL ASSESSMENT
485   Instruction in the theoretical, ethical and practical application of intellectual assessment in a
486   clinical setting using standardized instruments, such as the WAIS-III and WISC-III. Also reviews
487   the current development and use of other instruments that assess cognitive function. Prerequisite:
488   PSYC 4372 or permission of instructor.
489
490   *Core course.




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